Hop on Hop Off Vietnam: New Travel Experience

July 12, 2023 - 1538 views

Hop-On Hop-Off Vietnam is a convenient and hassle-free way to see all the top attractions in a city. The buses follow a specific route with stops close to major city attractions. Board the bus from any of the designated stops, hop-off at the attraction you want to visit, and simply hop back on the next bus when you want to continue. You may also choose to sit on the bus for the entire loop and enjoy panoramic views of the city. 

About Hop-on Hop-off in Vietnam

In Vietnam, taking a Hop-on Hop-off Bus is a flexible and convenient way of exploring various cities. The first Hop-on Hop-off bus in Vietnam went into operation on May 30, 2018, in Hanoi and in present, it is becoming more and more popular. Each of the buses is designed to have 63 seats and two decks, with the upper one open so that travellers can have a better view of the city during the journey.

A Vietnam hop-on, hop-off tour gives you the liberty to customize your own sightseeing itinerary. With a high frequency of buses, you could simply hop off at a stop, spend time at one attraction and then board a bus to reach your next destination. Depending on different Hop-on Hop-off bus companies, there are normally 6-12 audio commentary languages available onboard, most popular in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French and Vietnamese. 

Hop on hop off Vietnam

Hop on hop off Vietnam


Places to do Hop-on Hop-off in Vietnam

Coming to Vietnam in 2021, you can easily find a lot of Hop-on Hop-off bus tours in Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang or Halong city, however, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city are the places that attract the most tourists for this sort of service thanks to the historical monuments and the history stories these places tell. 


1. Hop-on Hop-off Hanoi

A lively city filled with picturesque pagodas, mouth-watering street food on every corner and chaotic markets, Hanoi will awe you at every turn. Hop on and marvel at Vietnam’s capital from the top of a City Sightseeing bus while learning about the city’s fascinating history before hopping off to explore Hanoi at your own pace. 

Price and duration: You can choose from three validity options – 2 hours, 4 hours, 24 hours and 48 hours as per your sightseeing needs and the price range is from around 5-30 USD depending on different length of time and service provider for Hop on Hop off Hanoi. Children under 5 years old are free of charge in all providers.

Bus route: With 14 stops you are sure to not miss a beat. When taking this bus, you will travel to various famous locations of the Vietnamese capital such as Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square, Hoàn Kiếm Lake, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, the Flag Tower of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, West Lake, and Thanh Nien Street. The tour also passes by other famous sites such as the Quan Thanh Temple, Thanh Nien Street, the Tran Quoc Pagoda, Cua Bac Church, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, the Temple of Literature, the Hỏa Lò Prison Relic, the Museum of Vietnamese Women, the Hanoi Opera House, and the Hanoi Post Office, the heart of Hanoi's City Center.

Hop on Hop off Hanoi

Hop on Hop off Hanoi


2. Hop on Hop off Ho Chi Minh city

Ho Chi Minh city has a lot to offer when it comes to tourism, and one of the best ways to explore everything the city has to offer is the Saigon hop-on hop-off bus. You will have the chance to visit the city's famous attractions such as the Independence Palace, Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, War Remnants Museum, Saigon Skydeck, Ben Thanh Market, and so much more. You can absolutely hop on and hop off at any stop along the bus route and receive a GPS audio guide to local landmarks in eight languages.

Price and duration: There’s a small difference in Hop-on Hop-off bus services between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, there are only 2 options of tour duration for you to choose from 1 hour or 24 hours. Children under five travel free and the price range for the bus service is from 7-15 USD.

Besides, the bus service providers also offer some combo of Hop-on Hop-off bus tours with Bitexco Financial Tower Skydeck tickets, dinners on cruises in Saigon river, Cu Chi tunnel day tours or Mekong Delta 2 days discovery. All of those are the signature destinations in South Vietnam that you should not miss.

Bus route: The Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off tour goes through 24 streets to take visitors to 30 popular sites such as Vietnam History Museum, Thao Cam Vien Park, War Remnants Museum, Bui Vien Walking Street, Ben Thanh Market, Bitexco Financial Tower – Skydeck, Saigon Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral and Independence Palace.

Hop on Hop off Ho Chi Minh City

Hop on Hop off Ho Chi Minh City


3. Hop on Hop off Danang

Danang is one of the most livable cities in Vietnam, attracting millions of foreign tourists every year. What is better than boarding a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour and weave your way around the cities to see over 50 famous landmarks and all the must-see places on 3 different routes. Uncover the rich history of the ancient town of Hoi An and see how its Japanese, Chinese, and Portuguese influences merge with their own culture.

Take on the Hop-on Hop-off Coco Bus Tour for an expedition to the city of Da Nang and be in awe of its century-old pagodas, beautiful beaches, and French colonial buildings. Have fun under the sun on the yellow route beach tour and get to stop over various resorts and beaches.

Price and duration: You can easily make the purchase for Coco City Tour pass in either of the following ways: On the bus, At Cocobay Information Centre, At Danang International Airport and at Danang Visitor Center – 108 Bach Dang street, Da Nang city. You have options to choose to travel in 24h, 48h or a single trip by the Hop-on Hop-off bus with the price range from 5-15 USD.

Bus route: There are 3 different Danang Hop-on Hop-off bus routes: Cocobay Beach tour, Danang city tour, and Hoian tour. 

  • For the Cocobay Beach tour, the bus will pass by Cocobay, Marble mountains, Lotte mart and Asia Park, Danang International Airport, Cham museum, Dragon bridge, Han bridge, and East Sea Park.
  • The Danang city tour bus departs from Danang International Airport, My Khe beach, East Sea Park, Linh Ung pagoda, Han bridge, Han market, and Danang museum.
  • The Hoian tour route starts at Cocobay Entertainment & Hospitality Hub, takes you to Hoian ancient town, Hai Ba Trung bus parking and Four Season Resort The Nam Hai.

Hop on Hop off Da Nang

Hop on Hop off Da Nang


4. Hop on Hop off Halong Bay

Travelling by an open-top double-decker bus is an attractive form of sightseeing, not only bringing new experiences for visitors but also helping connect the impressive destinations of Ha Long - the Carnival city. You can hop on and off this route as much as you wish as per your chosen ticket option. Frequent departures mean that your valuable city sightseeing time will not be wasted waiting for the next bus. While on the bus, a multilingual audio commentary (in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, Vietnamese) will ensure you don’t miss a thing.

Price and duration: Navigate the city at your own pace with 9 available points for your 2, 5, 10, or 24-hour unlimited pass, the price range is only from 8-13 USD, children under five are free and from 6 to 11 years old, it’s a 25% off in the ticket price.

Bus route: Ha Long City Tour with a route of about 100 minutes will take visitors across scenic places, works of Halong such as Bai Chay bridge, Sun World Park, Halong Market, Fishing Port - Halong Market, Quang Ninh Museum, Exhibition of Planning and Expo centre, Halong Flower Park, Tuan Chau Park, Royal, Lotus Hotel, Vinpearl Halong, famous spiritual tourist sites such as Hon Gai Church, Tran Quoc Nghien Temple, Bai Tho Mountain Cultural Heritage Site, and Long Tien Pagoda.

Hop on Hop off Halong Bay

Hop on Hop off Halong Bay


Tips to travel on Hop on Hop Off Vietnam

  • There are several Hop-on Hop-off bus tours in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city so you can check various options before deciding.
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera or phone to record the best moments of your Hop-on Hop-off trip in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city.
  • Sunscreen application is highly recommended to protect your skin under the burning sun of Vietnam since you will surely prefer the top deck.
  • Keep your ticket during the tour, you will have to show it to the attendance every time you hop back on the bus.
  • If you buy the short-time ticket or you simply don’t pay much interest in all of every attraction, you can sit on the bus until the last destination, listen to the audio commentary, and see which ones are your favorites then get back on the bus and visit them only.


Hop on hop off is an interesting way to travel in the city; however, it is not enough, you should book it combined with a Vietnam tour package to create a perfect vacation. Let's arrange your trip with BestPrice Travel now.


Hue Pham

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